Following presentations were held as part of GDC 2012
NVIDIA Game Technology Theather
event on March 7
First one is called '3ds Max with MassFX
' and was presented by Chris Murray
This talk was mostly focused on features under development, that are expected to be added in future versions of MassFX
, like mCloth ' new clothing simulation solution.
is supposed to provide stable two-way interaction with rigid bodies, probably utilize GPU acceleration, support user-controlled tearing (through vertex selection) and include some interesting pressure simulation for balloon-like behaviour (for example, if you have holes in your mesh, balloon will deflate).
Second talk ' 'IKinema and PhysX ' Combining Physics with Kinematics for Realistic Off-Line and Run-Time Animation
' ' was performed by Alexandre Pechev
Presenter has demonstrated several ways to enhance character animation in Maya, produced by IKinema
(which is pretty advanced animation and riggid solution by itself, with support for features like IK or retargeting) with additional physically simulated body elements, like APEX Clothing
garments or physical constraints, provided by PhysX